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Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 1st April 2021

About me

Unfortunately my practice is full and I don't currently have any availability to take on new clients

The most important aspect for success in counselling, is the counselling relationship itself. That’s why it’s really important to pick the right counsellor for you. So It’s only fair I try and give you a sense of who I am and what counselling with me would be like.

Face to Face Sessions Resume but Online Sessions Available

I am now offering face to face counselling sessions in both Poole and Corfe Mullen. I am also offering video or telephone sessions for anyone that cannot attend face to face.

Who am I and what do I offer?

My name is Nick and I am a professionally trained and registered counsellor. I believe life is difficult and people encounter difficulties including personal catastrophes along the journey of life. I believe discovering your personal meaning to life is fundamental to being the best you can be. It can be scary and worrying to do this as it might bring in questions about who you are, what choices you’ve made and why you’ve made them. But it’s through this that personal growth is enabled.

Counselling can be an opportunity to share your problems and difficulties of life with a professionally trained individual that is wanting the best for you. I definitely want the best for you. What is best for you will be unique to you and different for everyone and it’s through therapy that you can work towards this. It’s a place where you can explore your feelings safely and leave counselling with a better understanding of who you are and how you relate to others. It’s this increased self-awareness and developing courage that can shift the direction you are heading. You are free to talk about whatever you need to talk about. I will be with you on your journey while we explore together.

I was trained using the Clarkson integrative relational model and achieved a Level 5 qualification with the University of Greenwich. I have an interest in neuroscience, psychology and I’m open to working with dreams.

I won’t tell you what to do, but I will try and help you find some answers for yourself.

I hope you find the right counsellor for you. If you think that might be me feel free to call or send a message so we can arrange your no obligation free first session. If not, then I wish you all the very best on your journey.


Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Foundation Degree in Counselling (University of Greenwich)
  • Level 3 Counselling Skill and Theory

As part of my dedication to maintaining my proficiency to practice I regularly attend continuing professional development courses.

Before entering the counselling field, I worked in business where  I was employed as a coach helping people develop their relationships and self-awareness within the work place.

I have focused my work within the charity and private sectors seeing clients for both short term and long term counselling.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


I offer a free no obligation 50 minute first session

Any subsequent session I charge £40 per session

I accept cash, any major credit or debit cards and bank transfer. Usually this is paid at the end of each session. If paying by credit or debit card there is a transaction fee of £1 per transaction on top of the session fee.


91 Commercial Road
BH14 0JD

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

My Parrkstone practice is located upstairs. Corfe Mullen is located on the ground floor.


Tuesday to Friday daytime and evening

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Nick James MBACP

Nick James MBACP